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Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston
Garnett's trusted friend Sam Cassell said KG was still talking about retiring as recently as 10 days ago, but Cassell was trying to persuade him otherwise. Cassel's advice: Play as long as you can.
"KG is a loyal guy," Cassell said. "I can't see him playing for anyone else except Doc at this point."
Allen's situation is markedly different. He disagreed with the decision to have Bradley supplant him in the starting lineup. His shot opportunities dropped markedly, and his soured relationship with Rondo was evident. Allen was also stung by Boston's attempt to deal him to Memphis for O.J. Mayo.
There will be no hometown discount taken by the NBA's all-time 3-point king. All indications are the time has come for Allen and the Celtics to part ways.
Hopefully KG listens to Cassell. KG is still too dominant to replace. Not to mention the intangibles he brings to the table. Regarding Ray, Jackie MacMullan writes wha...
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During an appearance this morning on WEEI, Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix hinted at a riff between Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen:
“There is going to be a ton of interest in Ray Allen in the offseason,” Mannix said. “He’s going to be able to pick and choose where he wants to play.”
Allen conceivably could return to Boston, but Mannix said that decision might be affected...
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“First, he has a lot of respect for Doc (Rivers, the C’s coach),” the source said. “I’m not sure there is someone else he could play for at this point. He’s very loyal. But he’s also very proud. As...
Celtics center Greg Stiemsma, who spent the last half of the season dealing with a foot injury that limited his minutes, his production and required him to wear a massive walking boot when not playing basketball, will head into free agency this summer. However, he made it no secret that he'd love to be back in Boston next season. (Boston Herald)
Stiemsma will be taking...
Are the Spurs looking to pair Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde on the court at the same time next season?
If a report by Buck Harvey of The San Antonio Express-News has any legs to it, they just might.
Harvey reports that a source in the Spurs organization told him this weekend that the team will look at all options this summer, including unrestricted free agent Kevin Garnett.
Allen will have surgery to remove bone spurs from the ankle at 6 a.m. on Wednesday at New England Baptist Hospital, according to a source.
The problem, which first surfaced during in Los Angeles during the C’s’ eight-game road trip in mid-March, eventually forced Allen to miss 15 regular-season games as well as the first two games of the Celtics’ first-round...
The Celtics tweeted out this video a little while ago. It’s a nice thank you to the fans.
Not gonna lie… I’m a little upset that I’m posting this today and not in a couple of weeks with some clips of the parade. I’m suddenly not as ok with things as I was earlier today.
I guess that’s what “denial” is all about.
And with that Gm7 loss in Miami we are left to wonder what will happen to KG and Ray. All I can say is they did great but just fell short. All things must pass. Still I cant help but look toward a successful Boston Celtics!
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One third of the Boston Celtics’ “big three” will go under the knife on Wednesday evening. Ray Allen will undergo surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle.
An injury that caused Allen to miss 15 regular season games and two playoff games against the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the eastern conference playoffs.
These nagging ankle issues were also the cause...
The Boston Celtics forced the Miami Heat to the brink of elimination. Kevin Garnett channelled his inner "Big Ticket" in the process. Ray Allen and Paul Pierce looked more their age. Through 20 postseason games, KG posted playoff averages of 19.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per night. Allen and Pierce did not help things as much as Celtics Nation hoped they would.
Ric Bucher was on Dennis and Callahan this morning. Bucher called himself a "big fan" of Jeff Green. It's uncertain whether Jeff Green will be willing to sign with the Celtics to come off the bench. In order to free up a starting spot for Green, Bucher floated the idea of a Paul Pierce for Pau Gasol trade, which he claims several GM's have said they'd...
The wound is too raw and it is far too soon for “Celtics Nation” to be over their collective pain. After watching their team fall to the Miami Heat in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, fans of the team from Boston are not yet able to look at the season objectively and appreciate what their club accomplished this campaign. If this truly was the farewell...
I was a guest on WGBB radio New York the other night to discuss the Boston Celtics Big Three and a bunch of other topics. Fast forward to the 20-minute mark at this link if you want to hear my segment.
Written by: Matthew Blunk3-2.The Boston Celtics were that close. Three games to two over LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Miami Heat. They had won both Games 3 and 4 at home, then the pivotal Game 5 on the road in Miami. But they never had a chance in Game 6 (James saw to that), and couldn't get the job done in Game 7. Old legs and paper-thin depth became Boston's ultimate...
If there was one highlight for Boston Celtics fans last night in Game 7 it was probably in the opening minutes when Rajon Rondo threw an inbound pass of the back of an unsuspecting Dwayne Wade and was able to score a quick layup.
I still never understand why the defender of the ball will turn their back to the inbounder. In the history of basketball has anyone EVER stolen an inbound...
It wasn’t that long ago when Danny Ainge brought in Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to join Paul Pierce, leading the Celtics to their first NBA Championship in 22 years. That season was as fun as they come, and the rest of the four years wasn’t four behind. That trio might have played its last game together, so take a look at this video and remember that first championship run.